Corporate Culture: A Major Barrier to Successful Digital Transformation (Infographic)

Corporate Culture: A Major Barrier to Successful Digital Transformation (Infographic)

In a previous blog post, we discussed the mutually dependent relationship that exists between Technology AND Organisation. We argued that the failure to recognise this relationship is one of the main reasons why so many organisations struggle to derive maximum value from emerging digital technologies.

New evidence from a comprehensive report by Capgemini (with Brian Solis) very much supports our own experience. Based on a survey of more than 1,700 respondents in 340 organisations across eight countries, the report identifies corporate culture as one of the major hurdles to be overcome in becoming a digital organisation.

Sixty-two per cent of respondents stated that corporate culture was a major barrier to successful digital transformation.

The report identified a significant ‘perception gap’ between senior leadership and employees on the existence of a digital culture within organisations. While 40% of senior level executives believed their firms had a digital culture, only 27% of employees agreed.

Three main reasons were listed for the existence of this digital culture gap – the failure of senior leaders to communicate a clear digital vision, the absence of digital role models and lack of KPIs aligned to digital transformation goals.

A short summary of the report can be found here, with the full report being available for download at The Digital Culture Challenge: Closing the Employee-Leadership Gap

A detailed Infographic has been produced covering the key findings of the report – please click the image below to see the full Infographic.

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Hurdles to Digital Transformation Infographic

It is now widely recognised that leading digital organisations successfully integrate strategy, people, processes, systems, organisation, culture AND technology. At Bridgeall, we facilitate this transformation by building bridges between IT and the business; between software implementation and tangible outcomes.

As always, comment and feedback are very welcome.